The XR-PHEV Concept Design: Showing Off New Technology

i-MiEV | XR-PHEV Concept Design

The XR-PHEV Concept design utilizes the MiEV technology.

Mitsubishi made quite a stir at the Los Angeles Auto Show this year by previewing the all new XR-PHEV Concept. Featuring incredibly bold styling, high performance, and a hybrid design, we here at Randall Mitsubishi can’t wait to see it in action.

Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Concept Design

Though there’s no word yet as to whether or not the concept model will hit the market anytime soon, it’s a great example of Mitsubishi’s innovative engineering. The XR-PHEV Concept design is built around Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle (MiEV) technology, and features a 1.1-liter three-cylinder engine, paired with a lightweight 161-hp electric motor, according to Mitsubishi.

“We brought the Concept XR-PHEV to LA so that we could talk about our new design direction and how future products will be taking clues from its dynamic lines,” said MMNA Executive Vice President, Don Swearingen.

Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of the design is the advanced “connected car” technology. By utilizing next-generation information systems, the XR-PHEV is designed to be able to communicate with cars and objects around it. While still in the early stages, Mitsubishi hopes this technology will enable drivers to be safer than ever while on the road.

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